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By ANQI SHEN | December 14 2016

Globe and Mail New program allows scientists to get involved in federal policy-making Most of the participants in the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship are postdoctoral researchers who receive year-long postings in various departments. CBC David Strangway, UBC President for 12 years, dead at 82 The influential president was credited with shaping the university’s priorities over […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 13 2016

Globe and Mail Rights case between York University and sexually assaulted student settled York University has promised to provide specialized counselling to those in its community who experience sexual violence. Global News Video: Canadian researchers lay groundwork for lava-tube living on Mars Researchers from McGill and Carleton universities are helping to lay the groundwork for […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 12 2016

CBC Cape Breton University dismisses president, votes down faculty contract David Wheeler, the president of Cape Breton University in Sydney, N.S., was dismissed from his job following a unanimous vote by the board Friday. National Post Federal scientists get OK to talk to reporters after Tory ‘muzzle’ removed The union representing public servants has reached […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 09 2016

CBC ‘Starving, it’s the worst’: students flock to campus food banks to avoid hunger Some 40 per cent of Canadian students face food insecurity, says a report. Globe and Mail University of Toronto surpasses $2-billion mark in fundraising campaign Though the number is unremarkable by American postsecondary campaign benchmarks, it’s an anomaly in Canada. Metro […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 08 2016

Globe and Mail Finding sanctuary: Why education is challenging but crucial for Syrian refugees From elementary school to university and beyond, Syrian refugees can face a tough time starting over. A look at challenges ahead and how refugees are rising to meet them. Ottawa Citizen One of every four Ottawa food bank users has post-secondary […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 07 2016

Montreal Gazette Polytechnique massacre remembered by staff, students: ‘Still incomprehensible’ On the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, the focus of women’s groups across Quebec was curbing violence aimed at aboriginal women. Financial Post How women dominate the country’s most powerful advisory council — the one that pulls Canada’s economic strings Economic advisers are the […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 06 2016 Vigils mark anniversary of l’École Polytechnique shootings Twenty-seven years ago, on Dec. 6, 1989, 14 young women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in an act of gender-based violence. CBC Researchers uncover the existence of malaria 2,000 years ago during the Roman Empire A team of McMaster University researchers discovered malaria existed centuries […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 05 2016

CBC Canadian scientists help prepare a path to Mars Research by Canadians is advancing knowledge about the planet closest to our own. Ottawa Citizen Tales from the North: New Carleton course in Yukon ‘an experiment in experiential education’ Canada’s North has a way of inserting itself into the dreams of those who’ve lived there, writes […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 02 2016

Globe and Mail New cohort of Canada Research Chairs to include 38 per cent women The federal government will announce $173-million in funding for 203 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at the University of Toronto on Friday. CTV Quebec wants to adopt new ‘student success’ policy Premier Philippe Couillard said he is seeking to […]

By ANQI SHEN | December 01 2016

Metro Culturally relevant mentoring benefits aboriginal students, study finds Indigenous students coached by aboriginal mentors appear to do better at school and be mentally healthier than their non-mentored peers, a new Canadian study indicates. Saskatoon StarPhoenix U of S receives largest donation of Inuit art in its history University of Saskatchewan alumni Norman Zepp and […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 30 2016

Globe and Mail Funding surges in Canada as Trump win throws U.S. stem cell research in doubt Ottawa’s show of support comes as scientists in the U.S. are wondering what a Trump presidency will mean for areas of stem cell research that have been opposed by social conservatives Ottawa Citizen Carleton University computer system hit […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | November 29 2016

Globe and Mail Cost of Ontario’s new financial-aid system for postsecondary could rise: Minister The Ontario government says it may have to increase postsecondary spending next fall when its new financial aid system is rolled out. Globe and Mail UVic proposes joint indigenous-Canadian common law degree In the joint program, students would study the same […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 28 2016

Globe and Mail CBU president suspended after signing agreement with faculty union: sources David Wheeler was suspended with pay on Tuesday over “governance issues.” An independent investigation was also announced. Ottawa Citizen Goldbloom: Why we’ll welcome controversial Ghomeshi lawyer Marie Henein to our campus We should not shy away from confronting tough questions, writes Michael […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 25 2016

Toronto Star Woman who accused writer Steven Galloway of sexual assault issues statement The former University of British Columbia student says her complaint against the acclaimed author was not about a “consensual affair.” CBC Study aims to find out which campus mental health programs work ‘We’ll be able to tell, does this really work,’ says […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 24 2016

Globe and Mail Author Steven Galloway makes first statement since UBC firing, questions handling of case In a statement released by his lawyers, the bestselling author confirms that he was accused of sexual assault – and was cleared of that allegation. Maclean’s New breed of entrepreneurial profs teaches students to learn by doing Forget the […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 23 2016

Science Canadian researcher in legal battle to keep her interviews confidential Marie-Ève Maillé, an adjunct professor in social and public communications with the University of Quebec in Montreal, never expected that promise would be challenged in court. Globe and Mail Costume party highlights racism at Queen’s University, critics say The event featured mostly white students […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 22 2016

CBC 21-day U of Manitoba strike ends after union votes to accept new agreement University of Manitoba Faculty Association voted to accept a new one-year collective agreement that ditches salary increases in favour of “improvements to governance issues.” Globe and Mail Steven Galloway case divides Canadian scholars The Steven Galloway case continues to create rifts […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 21 2016

Globe and Mail Lasting effects A recent breakthrough by Canadian researchers marks an exciting step some experts say brings us closer to making a universal flu vaccine a reality. CBC U of M reaches tentative deal with union after 20-day strike Members of the faculty will vote on whether to ratify the deal on Monday […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 18 2016

Times Higher Education Graduate employability: top universities in Canada ranked by employers The best universities in Canada for graduate employability have been chosen by local recruiters. The Telegraph Student says she was bullied by MUN’s top body Memorial University student Brittany Lennox says she was bullied and intimidated by the university’s most powerful officials Metro […]

By ANQI SHEN | November 17 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa prepares to launch search for chief science officer More than a year after taking office, the Trudeau government is inching closer to making good on its campaign promise to create a chief science officer for Canada. Ottawa Citizen University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran takes discrimination fight to human rights tribunal […]